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What Are Name Stories?

Name stories are individuals’ explanations of the personal or traditional meaning, importance, or origin of their names  (continue reading)

Sara K. Ahmed's Being the Change - The Audiobook!

Learn more about the audiobook of Being the Change by Sara Ahmed!  (continue reading)

What Are Microaggressions?

Microaggressions are comments relating to someone’s identity that leave a lasting, negative impression on the receiver of the message.  (continue reading)

What Is Implicit Bias?

It's important to talk about bias because we can't work against something that we don't know exists.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Examining Systems and Practices to Change Outcomes

If we accept that discomfort is inevitable but silence is not a strategy, what practices or systems in your school can you examine in order to confront and change outcomes for students of color?  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Impacting Pedagogy with Identity Work

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content...  (continue reading)

Turn & Talk with Ellin Keene, Sara Ahmed, and Linda Rief

In this third Turn and Talk discussion, Ellin is joined by Linda Rief (The Quickwrite Handbook) and Sara Ahmed (Being the Change) as they share their stories of their teaching journeys, teacher autonomy, and student inquiry.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Listening to Students as a Priority

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content. Use these as learning modules during your professional development time, whether in a team, a professional learning community (PLC), or on your own!  (continue reading)

Sara Ahmed on Identity and Experience

In her newest book, Being the Change, author Sara Ahmed explores the importance of social comprehension in the classroom… In July Sara spoke at the Nerd Camp literacy conference in Michigan about the tensions many of us feel during big moments in history.  (continue reading)

Summer PD Minisode Three: Designing Informed and Responsive Curriculum

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're excited to bring you the final of three special minisodes to invite you all into the conversations of the Heinemann Summer Book Study, hosted in the Heinemann PD Teaching and Learning Facebook Group.  (continue reading)

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